DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA
49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics
Occupational Description:Repair and adjust electrical and mechanical equipment of inboard or inboard-outboard boat engines. Excludes “Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists" (49-3031).
|Geography||Employment||Emp SE*||Mean||Mean SE*||10th||25th||Median||75th||90th|
|*SE = Standard error, a measure of the statistical reliability of the estimate.|
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|Employment||Median Wage||% Change -|
|Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers||130||$21.10/hr||N/A|
|Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines||110||$21.35/hr||N/A|
|Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers||20||$18.67/hr||N/A|
|Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics||N/A||$11.05/hr||N/A|
Tasks for Motorboat Mechanics
- Tests motor for conformance to specifications and operations, while motor is running in tank, using tachometers, monometers, voltmeters, ammeter, and stroboscope.
- Examines propeller and propeller shafts, and aligns, repairs, or replaces defective parts.
- Starts motor and listens to and inspects it for signs of malfunctioning, such as smoke, excessive vibration, misfiring, and missing or broken parts.
- Adjusts generator and replaces faulty wiring, using hand tools and soldering iron.
- Writes test report to indicate acceptance or reason for rejection of motor.
- Mounts motor to boat and operates boat at various speeds on waterway to conduct operational tests.
- Sets starter lock, and aligns and repairs steering or throttle controls, using gauges, screwdrivers, and wrenches.
- Operates machine tools, such as lathes, mills, drills, and grinders, to repair or rework parts, such as cams, rods, crankshaft, and propeller.
- Adjusts carburetor mixture, electrical point settings, and timing, while motor is running in water-filled test tank.
- Analyzes test results, and disassembles and inspects motor for defective parts, using mechanic's hand tools and gauges.
- Replaces parts, such as gears, magneto points, piston rings, and spark plugs, and reassembles engine.
- Repairs mechanical equipment of engines, such as power-tilt, bilge pumps, or power take-offs.
- Idles motor and observes thermometer to determine effectiveness of cooling system.